Thursday, January 31, 2008

my drug of choice

It is sickyville around here. Tyler has the full on Dr. diagnosed flu and I have some version thereof so there has been more than one trip today to the cold/flu section at Wal-Mart. Which is where I was when I found the coolest thing. Vicks Vapor rub on a stick! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of that mentholatum rub! When I was little, momma would rub me down good with the stuff when I had a cough and then put some in a vaporizor and I would lay in bed inhaling mentholatum until my lungs were free and clear. I have always remembered that Daddy had a little Vicks stick that he kept in his pocket and he would occassionaly poke that thing right up his nose and take a big sniff. Yes sir he did.

So I bought not one but two Vicks sticks, one for me and one for Tyler (he is not nearly as excited as I am). .....pausing for a whiff.... and I have to tell you I feel better.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....

It was a great non-snow day snow day as I was very excited that I had saved some left over deliciousness from our trip to "Ye Olde" the night before. Broccolli Casserole floating in cheese and butter would be my lunch and I cannot even tell you how excited I was about it. I heated it up to a perfect temperature, added salt and pepper and poured myself a diet coke. Then I began the decent down the stairs. In socks. In a hurry. And it was over before it started. I fell down the two bottom steps. It hurt. A lot. I was comforted for a nano second as I heard the running of four legs, and I felt sure that Samson was running to see if I was ok. NOT! If I had not been in pain I would have a picture of that dog with cheese and broccoli dripping from his drooly jaws. I did however snap a photo of said stairs to remind myself that pride DOES go before a fall and the same dog who somehow manages to leave green peas in the bottom of his OldRoy Country Stew dog food is a lover of Ye Olde Steak House Broccoli Casserole. They should be honored and proud. I am bitter.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

weather men crack me up

At last something for the weather people to get excited about! Icy conditions have caused Knoxville to come to a screeching halt. The tips we are getting from those in the know are nothing if not hysterical. For example, "Icy conditions may cause you to slide.Please slow down and exercise extreme caution." For the stupid in our viewing area!

I also wonder why journalists have a "redneck radar" when it comes to those on the spot interviews. I mean just because we are in Tennessee do have to hear from everyone wearing camo pants and a John Deere tractor hat. Is there no one out there carrying a Vera Bradley purse with a matching umbrella? Sweet Mercy!

But most importantly this weather event has caused me to realize that I NEED some of those cute little rain boots that I see the fashionistas wearing. The ones with ducks or rainbows or daisy's on them. My sweet friend Charlotte has some and they make her look both cute AND prepared. What could be better I ask you?

Monday, January 21, 2008

What's Not to Love?

family interviews: part two; Here's Jamie

Mom: What is your favorite candy?
Jamie: Reece Cups
Mom: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would it be?
Jamie: California
Mom: To be a superstar?
Jamie:To swim and tan and shop
Mom: all of those things you can do here
Jamie:I want to do it in California instead. Hollywood.
Mom: If you won a million dolars what would you buy first?
Jamie:Like now as a kid, I don't have to pay off any debt or anything? Mmm an island!
Mom: What grosses you out?
Jamie:Open wounds and wrinkly old men
Mom: Ooo Gross. Do you love Adam and Tyler?
Jamie: I love them but I don't always like them. How much longer is this?
Mom: Almost finished. What do you like most about me?
Jamie: Silence
Mom: What do you like most about Dad?
Jamie: Silence
Mom: Is this interview over?
Jamie: I hope so
Mom: One more question. Would you pick your nose in the hallway at school or $100?
Jamie:Probably not
mom: For a $1000
Jamie: YES
Mom: Thanks for playing

Sunday, January 20, 2008

family interviews: part one; tyler speaks

Mom: What makes you happy?
Tyler: church, Christmas and music
Mom: Do you take drugs?
Tyler: No and I don't plan on it.
Mom: What is your favorite Jim Carrey line?
Tyler: "Loser" and "All-Righty Then"
Mom: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Tyler: Chocolate
Mom: What would you buy if you had a million dollars?
Tyler: a new house
Mom: Do the girls think you are sexy?
Tyler: Do cats Meow?
Mom: Which parent is the coolest?
Tyler: Neither
Mom: Ouch!
Mom: Would you kiss a girl for $100?
Tyler: No
Mom: $1000
Tyler: I would randomly go up to someone and kiss them for no reason for $1000 bucks.
Mom: Do you love your sister?
Tyler: Yes, Goodness. As much as I love Samson
Mom : Are you ready for this interview to be over?
Tyler: Yes

Do you believe there is such a thing as an 8th grade prom? Well trust me there is and it is accompanied by great drama! My sweet baby girl will be in attendance this year and she is beside herself,behind herself and on top of herself with giddiness. Guess what that makes me? Beside myself. Guess what that makes Rev.? Poorer! Here is her super sweet and age appropriate prom dress for 8th grade Prom 2008!


Hello Everybody! I am so beyond thrilled to finally have this blog up and running. Oh sweet mercy it has been two days of blood sweat and literal tears of frustration to learn how to enter the realm of the blogoshpere. The point of it all is to have a place for our friends and family to check up on our crazy life. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I am.